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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
915 AM CDT SUN APR 14 2019

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO WNG-688 AT RINGSTED IS OFF THE AIR...

THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WNG-688 AT RINGSTED IOWA IS OFF
THE AIR DUE TO DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT AND TOWER FROM A LIGHTNING
STRIKE LATE LAST WEEK. TECHNICIANS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY IT MAY BE BACK UP SOMETIME ON MONDAY. HOWEVER, THERE IS 
NO OFFICIAL ESTIMATED RESTORE TIME. 

THE RINGSTED NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS ON CHANNEL 4...OR A
FREQUENCY OF 162.475 MHZ...AND SERVICES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN
IOWA...EMMET...HANCOCK...HUMBOLDT...KOSSUTH...PALO ALTO...AND
WINNEBAGO. FARIBAULT AND MARTIN COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA ARE ALSO SERVED
BY THIS TRANSMITTER.

NEIGHBORING TRANSMITTERS THAT SERVICE SOME OF THESE COUNTIES INCLUDE
WXK-84 AT FORT DODGE BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 1 OR 162.400 MHZ...KZZ-
80 AT MILFORD BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 7 OR 162.550 MHZ...KJY-63 AT
FOREST CITY BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 5 OR 162.500 MHZ...AND WXK-40 AT
MANKATO MINNESOTA BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 1 OR 162.400 MHZ.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INTERRUPTION AND WILL HAVE SERVICE RESTORED AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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